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2012 NFL Draft: Browns Would Have Easier Time Trading Up For Robert Griffin III Than Other Teams

The signs continue to point to Colt McCoy essentially being done in Cleveland. The Browns are sitting with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and most figure that they're going to use it on Robert Griffin III. Many of the mock drafts have it happening, but then again, trades aren't factored into mocks. So with trades, would the Browns be able to take him? It's certainly a possibility. Moving up to either No. 2 or No. 3 won't be as expensive for the Browns since they already have the No. 4 overall pick, and it's likely that the St. Louis Rams or Minnesota Vikings could still get the player they want at that point.

Mel Kiper, ESPN's draft expert, talked about Griffin and the fact that the he thinks the Browns will certainly go after him. Rather, he thinks the Browns are done with Colt McCoy, according to the News-Herald in Ohio:

"I think they've pretty much resolved themselves to the fact they're going to go that route," Kiper said Thursday during a conference call. "They're probably going to kick Colt McCoy to the curb. That's what happens to a lot of young quarterbacks that don't have great physical qualifications."

Aside from that, Kiper talks about Green Bay's Matt Flynn as a potential option. Either way, Kiper is convinced that the Browns will be going after a new quarterback, and they have a way to get them. Griffin is especially an option, providing he's the kind of quarterback they're looking for, which is certainly a possibility.

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